Raffle:Thanks for our year with “The Fault in Our Stars”

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Fans of The Fault in Our Stars:

We are finishing up our Ontario Teens Read 2012-2013 as the school year comes to a close. We have a few more prizes to give away, so we’re having a raffle. The prizes include ten hardcover copies of The Fault in Our Stars, some posters, bookmarks, a leather journal, some little goody baskets. The raffle will include both Colony and Chaffey High Schools. Come over to the library to get a ticket–if I’m not there, ask one of the other school library folks (at Colony, that is Mrs. Wilken and Mrs. Thornhill in the textbook room).

I want to say thanks to the many of you who participated and read this wonderful book, and to the teachers who promoted it to their students. Everyone has come back saying how much they loved it. It has been our top circulating title for months. And we aren’t the only ones who have loved it. Even back in December (Dec. 10 issue), Publishers Weekly reported that:

  • 825,000 copies of FiOS were in print
  • the author toured 17 cities
  • at the time, he had 1.3 million Twitter followers
  • he was named one of Entertainment Weekly’s entertainers of the year 2012
  • Time picked FiOS as the top fiction book of 2012

The even better news is that if you haven’t had a chance to read this great book yet, you can always check it out at our library.  (And thanks again to Donors Choose for providing all those copies!)

If you can’t get enough of John Green, you can check out the vlog with his brother Hank and view Green’s Carnegie Hall appearance on YouTube.

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About Victoria Waddle

I'm a high school librarian, formerly an English teacher. I love to read and my mission is to connect people with the right books. To that end, I read widely--from the hi-lo for reluctant high school readers to the literary adult novel for the bibliophile.
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4 Responses to Raffle:Thanks for our year with “The Fault in Our Stars”

  1. monica says:

    what was the numbers of the lucky raffle winners.

    • Ms. Waddle says:

      Monica, I just had my TAs draw the names today. The students’ names will be announced in the school bulletins, and winners can pick them up starting on Thursday at Colony and starting on Friday at Chaffey. Happily, 7 names were drawn from each school (totally random). I don’t want to post the winners’ names online, but here are ticket numbers for Colony winners:
      1034
      1077
      1080
      1030
      1021
      and consolation prizes (candy and posters) to:
      1051
      1049

  2. I love seeing pics of kids with books in libraries! We always talk about how kids don’t read anymore so every time I see a kid holding and enjoying and actual book a little part of me leaps for joy! 🙂

    • Ms. Waddle says:

      I have lots of pictures of our students reading, but I can’t post them because it would violate their privacy. Teacher librarians pick out and ‘booktalk’ some great books, and the students can’t wait to read them!

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